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head in the clouds

head in the clouds

the clouds fell to earth tonight
millions of water droplets swirled
around me as i walked, my flashlight
capturing their frenzied fluttering
white noise against a starless,
moonless sky, so this is how it
feels to have one’s head in the
clouds, dreamlike, catching tiny
water daubs on my skin and
the tips of my hair and eyelashes,
damp, chill, just me and the trees,
the crunch of gravel under my feet
and the peepers, awake from their
winter slumber, singing of spring


Sevenling (clouds) – 18 June 2019

Sevenling (clouds)

low gray clouds bellow,
weeping droplets that smell
of fish, dead leaves and clay

no sweet fragrance of spring
flowers, no sun kissed green,
only sticky, cold wetness

somewhere a lake grows shallow


(I took this photo from my desk at work…do you see that fishy cloud formation? It blew me away…so of course I had to get my phone out to snap a picture! I love clouds! 😊)

The elements of the Sevenling are:
1. a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines made up of 2 tercets followed by a single line.
2. metered at the discretion of the poet.
3. unrhymed.
4. composed with 3 complimentary images in the first tercet and 3 parallel images in the second tercet. The end line is a juxtaposed summary of the 2 parallels, a sort of “punchline”.
5. the poem should be titled “Sevenling: (first few words of poem).

October 13-31 Poem #8

clusters of cumulus clouds bloom, raindrops to nimbus


Nerd alert…I’m wondering how many of you are kindred souls and get the full gist of this monostitch. 🧐🤨😉 if you took the time to look it up…kudos for you!

September Poem #4

big sky
cumulus blue
clustering puffs point to rain
or not; it’s hard to tell whether
we’re in for bad weather


Inverted Limerick #2

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the full moon is blue
each month when there’s two
an anomaly wondrous and rare
my excitement collides with despair
when clouds block the view


Giving it another go.
A new form I call the Inverted Limerick:
Line 1 – 5-7 syllables
Line 2 – 5-7 syllables
Line 3 – 7-10 syllables
Line 4 – 7-10 syllables
Line 5 – 5-7 syllables
Rhyme pattern: A-a-bb-A (line one is repeated on the last line)

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